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Extension Tour for Sittwe & Mrauk U Visit
Sittwe – Mrauk U – Chin Tribal Villages
Day 1: Sittwe Arrival (B/-/-)
Upon arrival at the airport of Sittwe, the capital city of the Western Myanmar, Rakkhine State, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Then, visit Rakkhine State Cultural Museum. You will see the old Muslim Mosque next to the State Museum.
Visit another mini museum opened at the old Monastery. Right across from the mosque on the Main Road lies the Sittwe University where you will see the trees filled with the Bat Fruits. Enjoy the sunset with a bottle of local beer at View Point sitting on the bench feeling the breeze on the face coming from the sea.
Overnight at Sittwe
Day 2: Sittwe- Mrauk U (B/-/-)
In the early morning around 6 o’clock, walk to the Sittwe Main Fish Market where you will see the returned fishing boats with many lots of sea fish. Then, drive to theSittwe-Mrauk U Jetty to embark the private boat to head for the Ancient city of Mrauk U (approx; 6 hours). Upon arrival at Mrauk U jetty, transfer to hotel and check-in.
In the afternoon visit Shit Thaung Temple. Then, walk to Htukkant Thein Temple where you can see the Mrauk U period Hairdos of the then Ladies all in sandstone. Then visit the Ann Daw Thein Pagoda, Yadanapon Pagoda, Lin Ban Brauk Pagoda and finally ascend the Hari Taung Hill to have a panoramic view and sunset.
Overnight at Mrauk U
Day 3: Mrauk U Temple and Local Daily Life Visits (B/-/-)
In the morning after breakfast, visit Mrauk U Market where you can see the local vegetables and Rakkhine Traditional snacks, foods and mix with the local people in order to learn the culture.
Visit fish market and then visit the Nipa Plam Leaves Roof Makers’ Workshop and start Mrauk U temples exploration with the Bandoola Monastery where you will see one of Mahakyan Sandamuni Buddha Image whose metal alloy was the leftover of the Mahamuni Buddha Image now seen in Mandalay. In the monastery, there is another Monastic Museum with artifacts and antique Buddhas. Then visit Let Sei Kan, the Moat and Water Reservior of the Last Palace of Mrauk U and explore the 16th to 17th century sandstone Pagodas; Koe Thaung Temple which has 90,000 Buddha Images and also known as Borobudur of Myanmar, Sakya Man Aung, Yadana Man Aung.
In the afternoon visit U Mra Wah Hill to see the sunset.
Overnight in Mrauk U
Day 4: Mrauk U- Chin Tribes Village- Mrauk U (B/L/-)
In the early morning, drive by car to the south of the city approximately 45 minutes to the village where you embark on a small private boat to go upstream Lay Myo River. After nearly 3 hours of upstream, your boat will reach the first Chin Village where only a few Chin Ladies with the Tattooed Faces remain bearing their custom with the big earplugs. After the first village, your boat will float down a few kilometers to visit another village. Afterwards, moor to a certain farm house on the bank of the river to enjoy picnic lunch in it.
In the afternoon, drive by boat back down to the same village where your car is waiting for you to transport back to Mrauk U.
Overnight in Mrauk U
Day 5: Mrauk U- Sittwe Departure (B/-/-)
Early morning transfer to the Mrauk U jetty to embark the boat back to Sittwe. If you still have the time in Sittwe, visiting fish crackers workshops, pork sausages making home industry are also another option for leisure as well as photographing spree.
Then, transfer to the Sittwe Airport for the flight to your onward destination.
End of program organized by Ayuda Myanmar Travel Tour Agency!
Have a nice trip!
|Services Included||Services not Included|
|-Bed and breakfast in twin or double sharing room||-Myanmar Visa|
|-English Speaking Tour Guide||-Travel Insurance|
|-Private car for Sightseeing and transfers mentioned in the program||-Early check-in & Late Check-out surcharge fees at accommodations|
|-Entrance Fees for the site visits mentioned in the program||- Other Meals and beverages|
|-2 Domestic Flight sectors to and from Sittwe||-International airports tax if any!|
|- Private Boat Sittwe ó Mrauk U & Chin Tribal Villages visit||-Tips for the guides, drivers, porters, etc|
|-Meals as mentioned in the program as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner||-International Flights|
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